Sailors’ Tales (1970 – 1972)
this whopping box set collects reams of material from between 1970-72 across 21CDS, 4Blu-Rays, & 2 dvds – a must for crimson-heads (as no one is calling them).
3CDs feature Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp stereo mixes of ‘In The Wake Of Poseidon’ (1970), ‘Lizard’ (1970) & ‘Islands’ (1971), plus additional tracks. 6CDs feature the Islands line-up’s early concerts from Germany (new to CD) & the UK (1971). 9CDs feature live recordings (several new to CD &/or previously unreleased in any format) from the 1972 US tour. 3CDs feature auditions for the Islands band & two further, as yet, unidentified concerts from 1972 (all previously unreleased). 3 Blu-Ray discs contain the main studio albums in 5.1 Surround Sound & recent stereo editions mixed by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp, plus 30th anniversary masters of the original stereo albums mixes, plus extensive additional material with each disc also featuring a complete alternate album, plus a further selection of additional, related studio/live material in hi-res. the 2 DVDs feature the expanded ‘Earthbound’, ‘Summit Studios’, ‘Schizoid Men’, ‘New York 1972’ & recently discovered live concerts. the box includes a further downloadable concert & new sleevenotes.